For anyone looking to add some extra oomph to breakfast this fall, this recipe from Cooking Classy transforms regular oats with a taste of pumpkin pie.
Ingredients (makes one serving)
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin puree
- 1 Tbsp light-brown sugar
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch nutmeg
- 1 pinch ginger
- 1 dash salt
- 1 – 2 Tbsp caramel sauce or caramel ice cream topping
- 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans, optional
In a large microwave safe bowl, whisk together oats, milk, buttermilk, pumpkin puree, light-brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and salt.
Microwave mixture on high for 3 1/2 minutes, then allow oatmeal to rest a few minutes. (For a thinner consistency, pour in additional milk or use half and half instead of buttermilk.)
Drizzle oatmeal with caramel sauce and sprinkle with optional chopped nuts. Serve warm.